The North Carolina (9-8, 0-3 ACC) women’s basketball team fell to Syracuse (14-2, 3-0 ACC), 90-77, on Sunday in a loss that extended UNC’s losing streak to three games.
Syracuse put on an efficient performance against North Carolina in almost every aspect of the game.
Syracuse shot above 40 percent from both the field and beyond the arc, while finishing almost perfect from the charity stripe. However, UNC couldn't keep up with the performance.
The Tar Heels faced struggles in many areas that Syracuse had no difficulty excelling in. The Tar Heels had 15 turnovers, 12 assists and knocked down seven threes compared to only seven turnovers, 12 made threes and 21 assists by the Orange.
Who stood out?
Redshirt senior guard Paris Kea and junior guard Taylor Koenen were two bright spots for UNC.
Koenen recorded a double-double for the Tar Heels with 21 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 3-5 from deep — the best rate for any Tar Heel in the game. Koenen was a leader on the court throughout the entire afternoon, playing all 40 minutes.
Kea led the team in scoring with 22 points on 61.5 percent shooting as she took a page out of Koenen’s playbook and played 35 minutes.